Wednesday, September 24, 2008

All About Salmon (Part 1 of 5) Coho Salmon

This is going to be a five part series that covers the 5 different types of species of Salmon that live in Alaska. You can thank my wife for this, as last night we were talking about all of the different names of Salmon and how sometimes its hard for people new to Salmon fishing to tell them apart or to even remember all the names. Today we will talk about Coho Salmon.

Coho Salmon are known by some other names, these include Silver Salmon, Silvers, Coho, Bluebacks, and Greenies (when they are spawned out).

Coho are very good eating and have an excellent flavor, especially when they are caught in salt water. They are agressive fighters and are agressive feeders making them a favorite of fishermen like myself.

They average about 8-12 pounds and 30 inches in length.

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